In case you missed it, yes, it’s snowing in the heart of Yankeeland today. Here’s some interesting facts about this storm via the Philadelphia Inquirer:
At least several inches of snow with wind gusts up to 40 m.p.h. are expected from an explosive nor’easter that is forecast to follow a contortionistic path, tracking east of New Jersey and then perhaps jogging inland near New York City.
While it has almost no shot at becoming the region’s biggest snow of the season, the storm due late today and tomorrow could end up contending for the wildest.
“It looks like it’s going to be a doozy,” said Andrew Ulrich, a meteorologist with AccuWeather in State College, Pa.
Meteorologists said the projected path bears some similarities to that of the famous blizzard of 1888, which left 10 inches of gale-blown snow in Philadelphia, and 2 feet in New York City.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter-storm watch for 6 to 10 inches in the immediate Philadelphia area, with a potential for more. Areas to the north probably will get more, said Lee Robertson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly – as was the case in 1888.
If you’re tired of the snow, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. In just just six more days, the Yankees will be hosting the Pirates down in Tampa and the game will be on T.V. (YES).
Yup, in less than a week, we’ll be able to watch live Yankees baseball again – albeit just an exhibition. Now, that feels better, right?